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July 18, 2007
The NY Times Blindspot on Iran
The New York Times writes about al-Qaeda.in Pakistan and their strengthening position there but does not mention A.Q. in Iran - as covered elsewhere. For example Eli Lake in the New York Sun yesterday:
One of two known Al Qaeda leadership councils meets regularly in eastern Iran, where the American intelligence community believes dozens of senior Al Qaeda leaders have reconstituted a good part of the terror conglomerate's senior leadership structure. That is a consensus judgment from a final working draft of a new National Intelligence Estimate, titled "The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland," on the organization that attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The estimate, which represents the opinion of America's intelligence agencies, is now finished, and unclassified conclusions will be shared today with the public. "Iran is found to be lair of Al Qaeda," the NIE flatly states. All the news that the NYT chooses to print and they couldn't find that little nugget of information? . The New York Times seemingly continues its program to protect Iran while seeing a chance to embarrass the Administration and impugn Pakistan's President Pervex Musharraf, meanwhile absolving Iran of any link to terror.
All in a day's work for our friends at The Times.